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Rushton in Coma after fight last night


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Doncaster boxer Jason Rushton is in a drug-induced coma after being stopped in his light-middleweight fight against Brian Rose on Friday night.


The pair were fighting in Bolton on the undercard of the Jamie Moore-Ryan Rhodes European light-middleweight showdown.


Having being knocked to the canvas by Rose earlier in the round, Rushton was stopped with just one second of the tenth left.


The 26-year-old was able to make his way from the ring, although he was somewhat unsteady on his feet, but collapsed in the backstage area.


He was subsequently rushed to hospital having been thought to have suffered a bleed on the brain.


An operation was carried out to relieve pressure on his brain before Rushton was placed into a drug-induced coma.


It is understood he is likely to remain so for at least 24 hours as doctors monitor his progress.

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Light-middleweight Jason Rushton is out of a coma and on the road to recovery.


The Doncaster fighter is off medication and talking following an operation to relieve swelling on his brain at the weekend.


Rushton, 26, collapsed in his dressing room at the Bolton Arena after being stopped seconds from the end of his Central Area title clash with Brian Rose on Friday night.


He was taken to hospital where tests revealed there was no blood clot, but a slight tear and bleeding to the brain tissue.


He was then operated on and placed in a controlled, drug-induced coma by doctors.


Rushton's recovery was sufficient enough for him to be taken out of the coma and by Monday night, he was taken off the medication.

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